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Today's News

  • Total devastation

    A weekend fire has left an Owen County family homeless.

    Four different fire departments responded to a blaze at 745 Vance O’Banion Lane at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday.

    When firefighters arrived at the home of Marc and Bonnie Cooke, the blaze had already spread throughout much of the home.

    Units from Jonesville, Monterey, Owenton/Owen County and New Liberty were unable to save the home.

  • Striving for a healthy Owen County

    Three Rivers District Health Department and Home Health Agency stay busy throughout the year working on various projects to keep residents of Owen County healthy. Their two most recent ventures are a survey that addresses the health and wellness of Owen County residents and a program called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP).

  • Domestic violence month

    October is Domestic Violence month. This happens everyday, everywhere. Many people feel alone – but that is not true. I am a survivor myself. The words and the beatings hurt your heart very deep inside. You may think there is no help, but call your local cop. It took me four months before I could come home from a shelter. If you have small kids, you owe them a better life.

    My sister and her husband opened their home to me, and Tony Stigers helped get me out of that awful situation.

    Hope Suttles

  • A taste of business

    Bowling Middle School students will get a taste of the real world today – literally.

    Every Spring the middle school holds an Entrepreneur Fair, which helps teach students the pros and cons of being self-employed. As a precursor to the fair, Bowling Middle School has invited the Owen County Farmers’ Market to set up in the school parking lot to not only sell their goods, but to talk to the students about the joys of producing their own goods, and the headaches.

  • Drug bust at local motel

    On Oct. 6, the Sheriff’s department arrested two 18-year-olds on drug charges.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, a search warrant was issued for a unit at the Hi Y-Inn. With help from drug-detecting dogs, law enforcement officers discovered a pound of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia.

    Tyler Leathers and Aylissa Moore were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Owen County grand jury report

    The following is the report issued by the Owen County grand jury about the functioning of the Owen County government.

    You can view the actual document below, using a flash document reader we have provided (go to http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ to get Flash on your computer):

  • Separating fact from fiction

    OK. You don’t need me to tell you that the November elections are vastly important this time around.

    Our country is in a scary place right now, with banks folding left and right, and Congress in the midst of hammering out a plan to stabilize Wall Street as it bleeds out in front of our eyes.

    So, I’m going to take this time to provide some good information for those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) preparing to vote.

  • A missed opportunity

    Opportunity knocked on Friday night for the Owen County Rebels. But the Rebels did not answer the door.

    The Rebels took the field on Friday in Carrollton looking to continue the momentum gained from the win over Atherton. Instead, Owen County fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and was not able to recover. Carroll County picked up the district win, 21-7.

    “They know they let the game slip away,” said a disappointed Coach Fowler after the game. “We have to take advantage of opportunities when we get them.”

  • Soccer seniors bid farewell

    It was recognition and even a few tears. The Owen County Lady Rebels’ soccer team said “so long” to eight seniors last Monday night at Patterson Field.

    For eight seniors it was their last chance to play on their home field and be recognized by the fans. Before the game, each girl was presented with a gift from Coach Haines and was honored by those in attendance. Following the festivities, Owen County took on Henry County.

  • Judicial Center saga

    The judicial center site has been narrowed down to two.

    The project development board anticipated making a final decision at their Monday meeting. However, a delay in the appraisals has pushed that decision to Friday at 1 p.m.

    The board members will pick between a downtown property that currently includes Full Service Auto and Meeting the Needs Mission, and several acres of land on Hwy. 127 owned by a Ford family trust.